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the east of core ukraina lot of russian speakers there, fireworks in terms of energy prices in terms terms of energy prices in europe. >> europe depends on the infrastructure, tried to diversify a way away from russian energy, through the cast pecaspea sea. >> because the domestic supplies from these critical producers are dhoining, that really -- declining that really the pipeline supplies at a will be available for europe will be -- that will be available will be largely from russian gas. >> european leaders understand that, that's why they are calling for dialogue with, not sanctions against, russia. ali velshi, al jazeera. >> warren hogue, and from providence, rhode island, thomas nichols, professor of national security affairs. gentlemen, welcome. >> thank you. >> warren, let me start with you if i might. angela merkel suggested that the russian president is out of touch with reality tonight. is that just rhetoric or they have just lost control? >> i think what she said was he was from a different planet. i think exactly he is from a different planet. the russians view this differentl
. it is a loan guarantee. it still needs approval by congress. it would help cover some of the energy costs in the ukraine, because they would be losing probably the energy subsidies they get from russia. they are also talking about sending technical advisors in a whole host of areas first to work with the central bank and finance ministry, also to train election monitors, there is the hope there could be an election in may in ukraine. and the hope is that the u.s. can train monitors to ensure that is a free and fair election. and they also want to send technical advisors to help ukraine identify and recover any stolen assets we have heard about president yanukovych and the oligark, spirit billions of dollars out of the country. the administration has been saying that it has a wide host of sanctions that it can consider. they would be done through presidential executive order. they have already taken some diplomatic steps. they have pulled back on preparations for the g-8 summit. they have canceled trade talks. and what they are talking about as far as further sanctions could be the freezin
the world. >>ali, shock wave to the energy prices? >> yes, oil prices, that is global, that rose 2%, $105s a barrel now and we are going to feel that at the pumps and the price natural gas in germany and uk jumped 10%. germany is an industrial power house and depends on natural gas for electricity and call coming from russia, 40% of the the natural gas coming from russia through the ukraine and that is not good news. this is not affecting u.s. natural gas. we don't want to see russia pushing europe back into a recession because we all know that hitting us all. >> what other aspects are you looking at? >> i am looking at a guy that bidding plumbing and manufacturing parts and he exports them and invests in a factory operation in crimea, and he's doing this for a while and i am going to talk to him about affecting his business so we are connected. >> thank you, ali and thank you. we have a response to the ukrainian crisis on social media. >> ukrainians are going online and expressing their feelings on what is happening in their crime. a woman is saying she wants peace, not war and take a loo
. the department of energy opened the facility in 1999, to house the by-product of nuclear weapons. it has hazmat gloves, suits, and is supposed to entomb the materials for 10,000 years. that is until the year 11,999 ad. if, as reports reports suggest, the place has failed, that means it failed before it reached a quarter of 1% of its life span. i spoke with an academic, and he described a warren of panels. at the end of the horizontal shafts in the rooms the size of a football field, barrels of radioactive trash sits on pallets. over the cores of years, they are supposed to collapse. it's not clear how radiation might have gotten loose. the site was chosen for geological stability. it makes for a handy material. there's no groundwater to speak of in next coe. as described to me, there is a tremendous amount of monitoring equipment, the workers are in close proximity and would be exposed if there was a leak. this is a unique facility. nowhere else in the world is there a permanent resting place. a deep repository. this is a place where the planning and resources were gathered in one place and bro
increase in energy prices which there already seems to. it's not as though their customers in europe can stop buying energy because they're unhappy with what is happening in ukraine. i'm not sure that it hurts russia all that much. >> earlier it was looking like anti-government protesters had the upper hand. we had yanukovych on the run. we had tymoshenko released from prison. but does this show us now that progress was not necessarily a win? >> absolutely. and i think that's the real missing story here that has not been adequately covered. what is the legally elected president of ukraine, mr. yanukovych, who is now taking refuge in russia and still claims to be the legal president, some how you could have a street demonstrators including some very violent armed people drive the president out of the capitol and say, okay, we win now, you lose. you have to accept this. the russians are saying, um, no, we don't. we have cards to play here, too. we don't recognize this government or so-called government in kiev which frankly doesn't even control kiev. the people on the streets say if they a
, there could be fireworks in terms of energy prices. >> europe depends on natural gas and pipes that brings in through russia and the ukraine. europe tried to diverse vi away by investing in pipelines to the caspian see and north africa. growth in europe's demand for the natural gas eats up much of the new participation supply. >> europe is primarily pipeline gas market. because the domestic supplies from the critical producers are declining, that really the pipeline supplies that will be available for europe will be largely from russian gas. >> european leaders understand this, and are calling for dialogue with, not sanctions against russia. >> the threat of economic sanctions is taking a toll on russian's currency, hitting a record low on monday. >> the murder trial of former olympic blade runner oscar pistorius is under way. oscar pistorius is accused of the valentine's day 2013 shooting of his girlfriend model reeva steenkamp. the first witness told the court she heard a woman's blood cu curdling screams, and then gunfire. oscar pistorius said he mistook his girlfriend for a burglar. >>
that 70% are in the energy sector. what is mercury is where youth will come from since russia has an aging population with many young people choosing to live someplace else. one of the biggest threats investors fleeing the country. already, investments in russia fell by 7%. people view the administration, and this is a fairly rash strategy. and i think the risk is that we see western sanctions and that could undermine again, the willingness of companies and western investors to put money in russia. >> the big question now is what effect it will have on the region. al jazeera. we will tell you what they are doing to keep the business easy safe. >> in new orleans, it is mardi gras, and they are right in the thick of fat tuesday, lyle every year today's party plans to be huge. 1 million people set to join parades for miles across the city. ben lemons is live around those routs and police ever get used to handling this type of crowd? >> they ever kind of used to it. when people think about new orleans, they think about the french quarter, but this encapsulated the entire city, and it is a toug
.com. >>> the power of oil and gas, russia is a big energy supplier to europe, and that has global suppliers worried. we'll talk to ali velshi about that. >>> discussions at the white house between the leaders of israel and the united states. >>> an emergency session today at the white house. john terrett is life. the russians called this meeting. what were they trying to achieve? >> this was the third meeting in four days at the united nations security council. they have been talking only about ukraine and specifically about crimea. the russians called this meeting, and they wanted to put moscow's point of view to the rest of the world to explain what they really feel of the country of ukraine and the region of crimea. the long-standing ambassador to the united nations, read a letter which he said came from viktor yanukovych who was moscow's man until a couple of weeks ago, and called for russian forces to intervene in ukraine to save the country. afterwards they came out and read threater again. >> the country is in the grip of outright terror and violence driven by the west. in this context i app
program and washington said it should be allowed to produce energy. mr. obama will hold a similar meeting with the president in two weeks. orthodox jews were in west jerusalem over the weekend. they were protesting a law being debated in the israeli parliament with men to be drafted into military service and orthodox jews have been exempt and they want to keep it that way. >> it's important to tell the state of isreal that we are opposed to their political philosophies that we feel that the contribution that the elements of society are making will help the army and through our contributions and the religious spectrum we are arm and arm with the army, helping the state of israel. >> reporter: the new legislation is expected to pass in the next few weeks. ultra orthodox jews makeup 10% of israel's population. a california state lawmaker facing corruption charges says he is taking a paid leave of absence and he is accused of accepting about 100,000 in bribes including meals and golf games in exchange for his political influence. he is pleading not guilty. and he is the second california sta
going to they have to. the other critical part of the e.u. russian relation is energy supplies many european states are dependent on gas imports. germany leading this idea of toning down the rhetoric. it relies on russian gas supply for a third of its total supply. you could understand there is a reluctance to push forward, and i don't think we'll see that in the final statement. >> thank you. we'll have more on the unfolding crisis later in the news hour, including a look at why the crimeaen peninsula is so crucial, and why russia and ukraine are at logger heads. >> we're just getting breaking news. this is the developing story out of ukraine. we're being told this is news coming out of the headquarters of the ukrainian navy, and moscow has reportedly asked ukrainukrainian forces to lay dn their arms. we will be bringing you the latest on that story as it develops, and as we get the information. in the middle east let's move on to other stories now, and the united nations says fighting has started again in the palestinian refugee camp in damascus. there had been a truce between tha
on russian energy. the u.s. called a halt, but there's a question over existing ties. the u.s. imports $27 billion worth of russian goods and exports $11 billion. the u.s. barack obama is considering sanctions against russian officials, including asset feeses and visa bans. rory challands joins us live from moscow. we are outlining the options. hearing - we have lost the connection to rory. apologies for that. we'll move on for now. not everyone in crimea is happy with russia's increased involvement. we have a report on the fears of the tatar population and their problems with the ethnic russian population. >> this has been the loudest criticism of russia's military take over of the crimea since it began last friday. most of the women are crimean tatars, a well organised educated minority horrified by the intervention. >> i'm afraid. i see that people are afraid. i see the fear in their eyes. we can feel that -- we cann feel that we are safe. >> the edge of town may be a greater place to agitate. >> this is a clear sign that not everyone in crimea thinks that this has been a liberation. in
out of his back. all of the n.a.t.o., europe and the united states energy is in the ukraine. >> there could be a downside for president bashar al-assad. he relies on russia's support. the west presses for sanctions against russian tanks and arms manufacturers. that could really hurt. >> the ukraine crisis is likely to overshadow talks in paris between the french, russian and u.s. foreign ministers. they are meeting to discuss ways of helping lebanon to cope. barnaby phillips is in paris and joins us for more on that. how much will events in ukraine and crimea overshadow this? >> i think inevitably they will because the expectation is that john kerry, and sergei lavrov will meet here later in the day. sergei lavrov is still in madrid as we speak. john kerry arrived here from kiev last night. now these would be importantly the first head to head high-level meetings between the united states and russia sips the late -- since the latest phase of the ukrainian crisis erupted. we can't underestimate the importance of that. there's the chance for europe and the united states, the w
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's a tomb. the department of energy opened it to house the by-products of nuclear weapons, research and production. it's supposed to entomb those materials, transuranic waste for 10,000 years, until the year 11,999 ad. if, as reports suggest, the place failed, it has failed already it reached even a quarter of 1% of its total life span. i spoke with an academic who visited the facility and he described a group of panels, six rooms the size of football fields. at the end barrels of radioactive trash sits on pallets and over the course of 75 years of the ceilings are supposed to collapse, burying the barrels for all time. it's not clear how radiation may have gotten loose. the site was chosen for its geological ability. there's no groundwater. there's salt in the soil. the workers are in close proximity to the radioactive nearly, they'd quickly be exposed. this is a unique facility, nowhere else is there a permanent centralized resting place, a deep geological repost itry. this is a place where the planning and resources the federal government were gathered in one place. unfortunatel
of energy, saying the employees tested positive after a leak. elevated radiation levels were detected at the plant. authorities say it's too low to be a health threat. >> to ukraine - the leaders of ousted president viktor yanukovych are poised to take the reins. not everyone backed the new leadership. those divisions were clear on the streets of crimea reason, fights between pro-russian demonstrators and the supporters. russia is conducting drills near the bodder. but they say it is not related to what is happening in kiev. any military action would be a grave speak. ukraine's parliament decided whether to approve the interim government. they were announced in kiev. tim friend is in kiev. >> in a freezing independence square, the politicians would be forced to consult the people who believe they have achieved a resolution in ukraine. for those pitching to be part, this is more than symbolic. some cheers and a few cheers for the leader of yulia tymoschenko fathership party. >> translation: it's sufficient. people are united, together. the most important thing is they are engaged in th
's not alone. >> hopefully put some good energy into the world and get something back. >> this club has been around for years and several dozen former members are now working. aljazeera, new york. >> to learn more about job clubs and how they can help you, go to our website aljazeera.com/realmoney. >> in an hour, we'll get the latest reading on economic growth. governments to slash estimates for 2013. consumers cutting back on their spending. the slowdown in the global economy taking its toll on exports. >> the strength in u.s. manufacturing's going to have to come domesticically. we're not going to see exports grow as strongly as the fourth quarter of 2013, putting strain on manufacturing, along with the turn in the u.s. inventory cycle. >> we'll have the gross domestic product report four in our next hour here on aljazeera america. >> wall street is pointing to a lower open ahead of data, dow futures down 22 points. fed chair janet yellen soothing economy concerns yesterday gave stocks a lift, the dow beginning at 16,272, the s&p beginning with a new record high, 1854 and the nasdaq at 431
. the algerian establishment feels any upheaval in the country could throw its major energy supply from europe into turmoil. for now tha algerian president enjoys the establishment. >> still ahead, we get a sneak peak of preparations for the biggest party on earth. fifa has religion covered as now both women and men are allowed to wear headgear. details coming up in sport. >> it is the biggest and most prestigious night on the calendar of the united states. the oscars take place in hollywood on sunday. while fans and celebrities mol over the nominees, a group feels snubbed. >> jack gill has been grown up, beat up, boiled over and flipped out. but one thing he has never gotten was a nomination for an academy award. >> we feel like we're being left out. we feel like there is a big hole in the academy and we should be included in it. it should an no-brainer decision if it happens overnight. >> for decades gill and other stunt actors have been lobbying the academy of motion pictures to create a category of stunt actors. for an earth for make up, sound mixing, many are surprised there is not one fo
to broaden this conflict into those regions which are on the transit suits then we could see energy prices in europe. >> reporter: it depends on russia natural gas and infrastructure of pipes that brings it in from russia and through the ukraine. europe tried to diversify a way by divesting in pipelines to the caspean sea and africa and gas fields in norway but growth for natural gas will eat up much of the new potential supply. >> europe is primarily still pipeline gas market because the domestic supply from these critical producers are declining that really the pipeline supplies that will be available for europe will be largely from russia gas. >> reporter: european leaders understand this and they are calling for dialog with not sanctions against russia. >> reporter: the throat of economic sanctions is taking a toll on the currency and hit a record low on monday. 36.37 rubels against the dollar. we will continue following the events in ukraine as they unfold. in our next hour we will get the russian perspective from a former advisor to the kremlin and you can get up to the minute info
it could wipe out the citrus energy. >> life turning to art. after tv news trashed, how much is untrue. >> a game of poker unfolding. president obama ordered the pentagon to plan for the withdrawal of u.s. troops in afghanistan by the end of this year. it's the latest u.s. response to hamid karzai's refusal to sign a security agreement. the u.s. state department ordered three venezuela diplomats to leave the country in response to nicolas maduro's movements last week. >> arizona governor jan brewer has until saturday to decide on a bill some call antigay, allowing business owners to deny service to anyone based on religion group. it was passed by the legislature on thursday. >> to a story attracting nation-wide, world-wide attention, from uganda. as we've been telling you, an antigay bill sign understood law in uganda. this was the cover of a popular newspaper, permitting the names of the top 200 gays. it raised fears of antigay violence and a witch hunt. most gay people have started to fully uganda fearing for their lives. >> joining us from los angeles, is a uganda gay actor, known f
steps to reform the economy principally in the energy sector, to merit the loans from the international community. >> ambassador, it's good to have you on the program, thanks very much for your insight. >> thank you very much. >> coming up. how a united nations official is describing a refugee camp in syria. >>> the army punishes hundreds of soldiers after a sexual assault review. >> plus drowt relief, california getting so much rain and needed rain, needed for farmers but too much of a good thing could be bad. >> now to charges of misconduct within the u.s. military. hundreds of soldiers disqualified from sensitive positions after being linked to a series of infractions. john terret here. john. >> members of the military who have been charged with helping fellow soldiers, coping with sexual harassment and rape. the number of personnel disqualified from counseling far higher than it had previously acknowledged. >> last summer, the army said it was disqualifying, from child abuse and drunk driving that was after an initial review ordered by defense secretary chuck hagel. after almost a y
, it is quite depend on this dun. it is depend for transiting at least 60% of it's e.u. bound energy gas. also, russian banks major banks have large investments in this country. i think even president putin stated a figure that $28 billion worth exposure in the ukraine, and today we already learned that two major banks have a russian banks have been winding down and of course, russian investors just like any invest the the the tor, would be very worried about a political instability. and this is having a mitigating, curbing impact on how russia will treat the ukraine and the new government in the testimony cooing months. >> okay, ukraine and russia, analysts with ihs global incite, thank you for the your time. >> thank you. >> now the, angle americale has become she ao warned she doesn't support the reform that prime minister david cameron wants. nadine barber reports. >> europe's most powerful politician the, in one of it's oldest parliaments. angel merkel told the politicians how much she respected british, but reforming the union prime minister, don't get your hopes up. >> i have been told
russia to europe, and europe gets an awful lot of its energy from russia via that pipeline. now for the russians, it's not just economic. it's not geopolitical. it is cultural. this is the birthplace of the russian state. this is where the russians began or what would eventually become the russians began their campaign to free themselves from the monguls back in centuries ago. so there is a cultural tie there. this all comes back in many ways to this fight between the west and the east. and there is just very strong sentiment from vladimir putin in particular, that he wants to re-establish an eurasiaen power, with a political system. this territory. this patch of ground is just located in such an area, tony, that it is fought over for centuries, and it remains a question whether it's european or russian. >> thank you. we'll bring that into sharp relief in just a moment. phil ittner for us in russia. and we'll look at how the ukraine history is effecting the current crisis. >> before we take a look at the peninsula, let's look at centuries ago. long holding influence over the ent
. energy costs soaring for many americans across the country. richelle carey is here with the very tough news. >> i know, it keeps getting worse john, this brutal winter has heat up all across the country. and the cost keeps rising, no matter what kind of heat you use. >> propane, natural gas, are higher, temperatures plunging demand for heating oil has soared, reaching new highs in some areas. >> last couple of years, consumers have been lulled into a safety net. this winter has hit with a bang. so consumers really weren't prepared for it. >> the residential price for propane is up 30% from a year ago. 5.5 million homes use propane. natural gas has jumped more than 20%. according to the census bureau about afl of u.s. households use natural gas as their home heating method. the bottom line, the average heating bill for an american family last year was $150. this year it is closer to $450. these increases are common in winter bit this has been an exceptionally cold season affecting so much of the country. the prices are under even more pressure. >> it really can't go on for much longer.
said that they had agreed to protect key installations. among these are nuclear plants, nuclear energy plants, which now will have increased security as a result of events down in the south in crimea. of course, there's also been incidents in the east of the country where there is equally a pro russian sympathy movement which has been attacking pro european so they are the key points from the press conference, from the head of security here in kiev. interestingly in his list, number two, is simply marked secret. >> very briefly, you mentioned unrest. i wondered if there were any obvious signs that unrest against the new interim government in kiev is spreading from the crimea to eastern ukraine. both areas, of course, dominated by ethnic russians. >> indeed, and we have seen violence in donets and kharkiv where pro-russian sympathizers went into a building where pro-european supporters demonstrated for some days. they dragged them out. people were beaten. there were more than 50 injured. this is a very real fear if kiev that the people in the east will be emboldened by events in crimea
30% of your energy prices. that's business. the russians will not let the black sea fleet go. >> do you think we'll see negotiation first, act later? >> i don't think any of us really know the answer to that. the only thing we have to go with is two things, first of all, the russian behavior in georgia, limited, they took the ground that was important to them and didn't care what the west said. we've seen the west response to certain things like syria. though russia has had it's way in all the negotiations. the russia know obama is a man who wants dialogue and compromise. if your opponent is wanting compromise and you don't, you have the upper hand. >> thank you. >> that's all from us here in london for the moment. it's back to doha. >> hundreds of thousands of israeli ultra orthodox jews are taking to the streets in western jerusalem protesting a law being debated by the government to draft the ultra orthodox into the army. let's take a closer look at that community. there are up to 700,000 in israel and that means the community represents around 11% of the country's 6 million jews
lines here, that is showing you where we have more thunder storm type of activity, a lot of energy in the lines of storms, coming up from mexico into texas. you can see when you look at the great lakes, they are iced over. something else the satellite shows you - this is before the front, bringing in snow. here is where the problems are. ice storm warning for half an inch of ice. you can see the winter storm warning stretching across the area and freezing rain. that will happen tonight. south of the action, it will be rain, but we'll get colder temperatures coming in after the storm moves out fast tomorrow. i'll talk more in the coming hours about how much snow we are expecting north of the ice. >> aye, aye, aye. groups are ramping up efforts to get the vulnerable off the streets. we look at a program in new york city where volunteers are making a difference. still ahead - two countries on the brink of war. a look at the military might of ukraine and russia. plus... >> i am proud to announce by candidacy to be the 4th governor of this great state. >> with that the mud slinging bega
exemptions under eu energy laws that can be looked at. then the russians are trying to build this second gas pipeline through the black sea into the balcans and that has not happened and we can look if it should happen and should have the exemptions the russians are kind of pushing for in eu law. there are things we can do to put the heat on russia economically at least. >> reporter: okay, andrew willis some thank you for joining us from london with your thoughts on the crisis ongoing in ukraine. rwanda troops are using the 1994 genicide experience in their home country as a tool to fight sectarian violence and part of the african union force trying to restore order there and tan yeah page was on patrol in the forces of bongui. >> they want to use words of weapons as persuasion to end the violence in the central republic and means taking to the street, armed with memories of an experience no one wants repeated. many of them were personally effected by the slaughter of about 800,000 and moderate hootu and that was nearly 20 years ago and the lieutenant had relatives killed. >> and the people
level. it's worth $400 billion a year in trade for the eu. you have the ongoing basis of energy supplies from russia, gas in particular. the germans take a third of their total gas supply from the russians. it's a very much more involved relationship, and it's one i think that the europeans are conscious of not pulling the plug on, unless they really have to. so i think that might account for why it appears, at least, in terms of the pace of this sanctions process, that the europeans are moving in a slightly slower gear. >> simon from brussels with the latest from there, thanks so much. >>> there are conflicting reports whether the u.s. has issued that ultimat ultimatum to surrender. black sea fleet including an attack submarine and three war ships are based at the at the port of sevastopol. wife,000 russian soldiers to be in the city. last weekend president pient sent in 6,000 more sol -- putin sent in 6,000 more soldiers. balaclava and sevastopol, control of the affairs in the town of katha. , chatham house, think tank, thanks for being with us one more time james. >>> confusion as to
those effects in terms of energy prices in europe. >> europe could rely on other sources including norway which has stepped up its production. but russia could still stock the -- shock the global markets. ripple effects here in the united states. mainly in the form of rising gas prices, that would not exactly help america's struggling economy. >> david shuster thank you. >>> the syrian crisis will be the major subject, foreign ministers from russia and, have already spoken. in south africa, witness testimony began in the murder trial of olympian oscar pistorius, a neighbor testified she heard screams on the morning of the murder, pistorius admits he shot her four times but he said he thought she was an intruder. >>> deadly stabbing ra rampage a train station, left 29 dead more than 140 others were injured. attackers were separatists from a far western province. for the highest ranking al qaeda member trial has begun. >>> jury trial began sulemain abu gais, he is the highest ranking al qaeda leader to fairs trial in a u.s. civilian court. abu gais has pleaded not guilty. his attorne
action on the part of the ukrainians, and one of the points is, is the way in which energy is being massively subsidized here, and that really has to end to make the economy work properly and equally interesting, president putin in moscow giving that press conference. one of the things that will be on his mind is pumping money into crimea. because in essence i suspect this eventually will come a t bah l not with guns, but a battle with hearts and minds, and of course the quickest way to get to hearts and minds is with hard cash. and putin would love to hold crimea up and say look what is a success this is, and what a disaster the rest of ukraine is. >> tim thank you for that. >>> the rest of the days news is coming up including the renewed fighting near syria's capitol, which has again stopped aid from reaching hungry refugees, and we report from a town at the center of anti-government protests in venezuela. and it's 100 days until the world cup. we'll take a look at how brazil will be using drones as part of their security operations. ♪ >>> syria has agreed to a new plan to remov
on other people's energy who is going to turn around to russia and say keep it we don't want it. it just isn't going to happen. >> well, yes i think what we have seen throughout the past decade was certainly that russia solidified it's position in the world markets in terms of being a very important ex-porter of fuel abroad, especially in terms of it's weight within europe. but also we are talking about the trade lengths between russia and europe, it is also the other side of the equation, which is the importance of russia to europe. a lot of the key players are significantly depend on significant supplies on significant exports that they direct to russia. and russia is a big market, it is one of the largest markets out there in europe right now. in terms of the size of the market, and the dynamism, and the strength. >> we thank you, indeed, for that. you may be interested to hear this news, for now on the news hour, a little bit of news about financial penalties. routers news agency describing what has been described as a preliminary deal to freeze the assets of 18 ukrainians after ukra
russia could cut off their energy supply, right? >> exactly, and i think that europe is right. you have to except, this is a russian sphere of influence, and they have taken back the crimea, and we fought the crimean war to prevent this. but they got it back after stalin and in an era, they let it go to the yucata ukraine, any want it back, they have a vital interest, and we should not treada it. we would be gravely mistaken. we put down lines, and i think it's going to be very damaging to u.s. foreign policy with the whole world watching this, particularly the middle east, saudi arabia, and kuwait, and airiab emertus, and iraq, and i think they're going to see a u-turn this time, just like it was on syria on a red line, and it's very damaging to our policy and our prestige in the west. >> the markets we're watching too, and the investors as well today and yesterday. it was a down day yesterday. and up day today. do the markets know something that we don't know? >> no. when the major risk is faulk, but when you have troops on both sides facing each other in a tense situation, it only
that it could be a matter of days. the u.s. announces $1 billion in economic aid and energy as part of the response to the russian aggression. president obama kept all eyes on ukraine pledging for support. secretary of state john kerry will meet with his russian counterparts in paris tomorrow. >> the poles close in texas, democratic state senator wendy davis and attorney-general greg abbott will go head to head. jordan davis is the first female candidate in 25 years. for the first time in three decades democrats say they believe they can turn texas blue. mardi gras comes to a close in new orleans, the biggest celebrations. crowds smaller this year. rain, cold weather, putting a damp on the event. >> those are the headlines. "america tonight" is next. to heights that you won't believe as residents ride out of the neighborhood. >> we're here today to say that the city, the tech industry, needs to work more to stop it. >> and growing out of t when autistic children become adults. the
, all of n.a.t.o., all the energy is now into the ukraine. >> there could be a downside too. he relies on russian support, weapons, parts, aircraft. the west presses for sanctions and arms manufacturers and that could hurt. >>> let's speak to barnaby phillips in paris for us. the french foreign minister has been talking about ukraine, suggesting that there could be sanctions voted in as early as tomorrow. >> yes, that's right. he's talking about the possibility of a visa ban, russian officials tied up and assets frozen. what europeans want to do is get the act together, get the act in a row before the meeting in brussels, and coordinate with the americans, and iron out any differences. and john kerry is here as well. there'll be meetings with sergei lavrov, flying in from madrid, an attempt to bridge the vast perception with the russians, and also the west needs to be speaking from the same sheet, if you like, and that will be the focus of the diplomacy in paris. >> this meeting was ostensibly called to deal with the issue of syria, an issue where russia was at loggerheads with the u.s
states and all the energy is now in ukraine. >> reporter: there could an down side for president assad, too. he relies on russian support in weapons and parts and tanks. but the sanctions against russian could hurt his war machine. >> the israeli military said it found weapons of missiles that have a range of 100 miles. israel has accused iran of supplying missiles to its enemies. >>> a trial for an al-qaeda spokesman wh, he is charged with killing americans after the september 11th attacks. john terrett is at the courthouse, the court heard opening statements today. >> reporter: the trial getting under way, he is the most senior alleged al-qaeda leader ever to be tried on u.s. soil. it began here and the prosecution right out of the gate took the jury back to september 11th. he needed help to spread his murderous decree and recruit people for al-qaeda around the world. the prosecution held up a picture of the world trade center site which is barely ten blocks away from this courthouse. chief prosecutors said, well, our buildings were burning he pointing to the defendant once again was
of energy, and if they clamp down they'll be just be shoots themselves in the foot. there might be flights coming out, and while there is general consensus of things that can be done there is a lot of money tied up in things, and you can't just cut it off. >> today, an united nations envoy trying to assess the situation was first held and then forced to leave with threats thrown in. nick schifrin there, he joins us live now from simeferol. walk us through what happened. >> reporter: quite a few threats were thrown at u.n. robert surrey. the pro-russian demonstrators are becoming more emboldens. it started at 3 hours ago when robert serry left the ukraine naval headquarters. he was stopped by proactivists who were armed saying he needed to leave crimea immediately. he declined and walked to a cafe. that's when he was barricaded back into the cafe. he talked with them and then agreed to leave the country or leave crimea at that point. that's when pro-russian demonstrators showed up outside of the cafe. 30 or 40 people chanting putin, putin. russian, russian, trying to stop us from filming an
and in return we'll give you 30% off your energy prices. that's business the russians will not let the black sea fleet go. >> alfromthat's all from london. >>> protesters in venture swa lahr are holding more rallies they refuse to negotiate with nicholas maduro until all arrested are released. maduro says the protests are part of a washington-backed coup. the rally started almost a month ago when students in the western states demanded better security. protesters are also frustrated with the rate of inflation, currently at 56%. a high crime rate and shortages of basic goods. at least 18 people have been killed and 250 injured in the demonstrations. daniel is liver for us in caracas. update us on the protests, if you will, daniel. >> reporter: well, thousands of people, opposition protesters have been marching, still marching here in caracas. they came from four different points around the city to meet in the center, in a central plaza. it's difficult at this stage to game the numbers. it's very important today as far as the opposition is concerned that they have this show of strength. to keep th
river until testing. they urge residents not to eat from the river, either. a duke energy power plant leaked more than 80,000 tons of sludge into the river. the federal government is launching a criminal investigation now into the spill. >> there have been huge strides made in the battle against childhood obesity, our children slimming down. >> we're talking about preschool age kids. >> that's right, toddlers, kindergarteners, kids ages two to five. it's a significant age group, because doctors say children who are overweight that young are more likely to be overweight as duties. let's show you the strides made in the last decade. obesity rates for children dropped 43% from 14% 10 years ago to about 8% between 2011 and 2012. food and health activists are praising the progress. >> what's amazing is that it seems like some of the initiatives happening are actually working. whether that's parents buying and serving food to their children or early intervention, things like breastfeeding and the reduction of sugary drinks are actually working, which is great news for the whole country. >>
're talking about cereals to energy drinks. companies have two years to put them into effect. >> this makes so much sense, because so many of us have been looking at portion sizes. nobody eats two cookies. >> nobody. >> it's going to cost money. >> it is estimated $2 billion to do this changeover. >> all this coming when we have a major obesity epidemic. >> one third of adults are obese. that is a serious number. the end goal is to inform the public. >> you asked me if i read the labels. i didn't always. i still do. thanks a lot. >> arizona's governor vetoing that controversial bill over gay rights. the pressure put on her to reject the measure. >> ecrane's ousted pressure making a plea to russia, asking moscow to lend a helping hand. >> there are new rules put in place for this year's boston marathon, the steps being taken to make sure people are safer in the wake of last year's bombing. >> can a soccer ball change the world? >> literally, hundreds of millions of children every single day have nothing more than a rock to play with. >> find out how one man's vision became a reality that has im
a fortune in the energy sector in the 1990s. her reputation is tainted. she's a controversial figure. >> i remember watching a video of her coming out in her wheelchair. thousands were screaming. is it a choice of the less of of two evils, yulia tymoschenko, and viktor yanukovych, or are the people rallying behind her. people seemed to have generous support for her. >> certainly she is charismatic and is a populous. >> she knows what it tell people to get them revved up. >> yes. it's no accident the image is hot. she want the people to win people with her charisma. viktor yanukovych wanted to win people with the iron fit. >> charisma versus the in fist. thank you eileena, professor at fordham university. >> back in the u.s. officials in montana issued an avalanche advisory. police and firefighters going door to door because an up to came together when an avalanche barrelled down a mountain. >> reporter: practically an entire town comes out when word spread that an 8-year-old boy and elderly couple was buried by an avalanche. >> they told us. >> there was a bunch of fire trucks. we were cu
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